55th RQS participates in search and rescue exercise

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U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Jaron Jablonski applies camouflage face faint during a search and rescue exercise at Outlaw/Jackal military operations area in southeastern Ariz., Sept. 15, 2016. During the exercise Jablonski played as the survivor whose goal was to use the tools he acquired during survival, evasion, resistance and escape to evade a simulated enemy until rescue assets arrived.

1st Lt. Jaron Jablonski, 55th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk co-pilot, is hoisted into an HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 55th Rescue Squadron during a search and rescue exercise at Outlaw/Jackal military operations area in southeastern Ariz., Sept. 15, 2016. During the exercise Jablonski played a survivor whose goal was to use tools he acquired during survival, evasion, resistance and escape training to evade the simulated enemy until rescue assets arrived.

1st Lt. Jaron Jablonski, 55th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk co-pilot, waits in concealment for rescue assets to arrive during a search and rescue exercise at Outlaw/Jackal military operations area in southeastern Ariz., Sept. 15, 2016. During the exercise, Jablonski played a simulated downed pilot with broken legs. During the extraction, an HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 55th Rescue Squadron was required to hover as close as possible in order to rescue Jablonski.

Members from the 55th Rescue Squadron hoist a simulated down pilot off the ground into an HH-60G Pave Hawk during a search and rescue exercise at Outlaw/Jackal military operations area in southeastern Ariz., Sept. 15, 2016. During the exercise, rescue assets remained in constant communication with the downed pilot to execute a successful extraction.

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Jaron Jablonski waits in concealment for rescue assets to arrive during a search and rescue exercise at Outlaw/Jackal military operations area in southeastern Ariz., Sept. 15, 2016. During the exercise Jablonski played as the survivor whose goal was to use tools he learned during survival, evasion, resistance and escape to evade the simulated enemy until rescue assets arrived.

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Jaron Jablonski contacts rescue assets during a search and rescue exercise at Outlaw/Jackal military operations area in southeastern Ariz., Sept. 15, 2016. Jablonski played a downed pilot during the exercise and remained in constant communication with rescue assets until they arrived.

1st Lt. Jaron Jablonski, 55th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk co-pilot, contacts rescue assets during a search and rescue exercise at Outlaw/Jackal military operations area in southeastern Ariz., Sept. 15, 2016. Jablonski played a downed pilot during the exercise and remained in constant communication with rescue assets until they arrived.

1st Lt. Jaron Jablonski, 55th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk co-pilot, uses a signal mirror during a search and rescue exercise at Outlaw/Jackal military operations area in southeastern Ariz., Sept. 15, 2016. During the exercise, Jablonski played the role of an ejected pilot near enemy forces who must incorporate skills used from survival, evasion, resistance and escape until rescue assets arrive.

1st Lt. Jaron Jablonski, 55th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk co-pilot, contacts rescue assets during a search and rescue exercise at Outlaw/Jackal military operations area in southeastern Ariz., Sept. 15, 2016. Jablonski played a downed pilot during the exercise and remained in constant communication with rescue assets until they arrived.